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Bachelor of Science | Master of Science
Earn your degree in addiction counseling online at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to pursue a career helping others overcome substance abuse issues as an Addiction Counselor.
About Ottawa’s Online Bachelor’s in Addiction Counseling Program
Prepare to help improve the welfare of those who find their lives jeopardized by various forms of addiction. As you pursue your online degree in addiction counseling, you’ll take courses covering a range of topics within addiction counseling including addiction, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), alcoholism, chemical dependency, substance use disorders, harm reduction, co-occurring disorders or dual-diagnosis.
In the addiction counseling program at Ottawa University, you will develop critical-thinking skills and study the factors that influence the delivery of addiction counseling and substance use disorder services, as well as how to assist individuals in obtaining long-term recovery.
The addiction counseling program is led by Dr. Kirk Bowden, President-Elect of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Dr. Bowden holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University and serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Addiction and Recovery, the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, and Substance Abuse, the professional journal of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).
Career Opportunities in Addiction Counseling
Upon completion of your addiction counselor education, you can be qualified for a variety of careers, including working for and
This program is available in an online format and is designed to meet the state board of behavioral health licensing/certification and USDOE requirements in a majority of U.S. Because these requirements vary by state, students should confer with their state's licensure or certification authority to assure that this degree program meets their license or certificate requirements.
The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling degree program prepares learners to pursue careers as addiction counseling professionals, treating individuals with substance abuse/dependency disorders. The curriculum integrates theory, research, and practice. Graduates may work in a variety of settings including private practice, substance abuse clinics, group practices, and hospital settings.
A master's degree is a required by most states for individuals seeking the highest level of licensing and/or certification. This degree program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona for the Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC). The Addictions Counseling program meets the educational requirements, in most states, for licensure or certification. Licensure or certification requirements vary from state-to-state, therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their state licensure or certification authority to assure that the degree requirements meet their state’s requirements.
The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is accredited by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE). Graduates will have fulfilled the CAADE classroom and practicum requirements and will be prepared to take the certification examination offered by the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC). Once students pass the certification exam and complete the required supervised internship hours (2,240), they will be eligible for the CATC III (Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor III) offered by CAADE.
In addition, The International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) recognized Ottawa University's Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program with the 2017 Outstanding Addictions/Offender Program Award.
The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is also accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). Ottawa University is an Approved Academic Education Provider through the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
BA in Early Childhood Education
If you would like to earn an Early Childhood Education degree in Arizona, our program provides dual certification in special education and early childhood education.
About Our Early Childhood Education Program
As an Early Childhood Education major, you will gain the knowledge, competencies, methods, communication skills and sensitivity to be a highly effective teacher of students from birth to 8 years old. Our bachelor's degree program can deepen your understanding of early childhood and special education through participation in methods courses, professional education courses, and field experiences and observations. Our Early Childhood Education courses can help you develop critical-thinking skills, awareness of cultural diversity, and knowledge of the social and political contexts of education.
New Arizona teacher certification requirements specify that all teachers must be highly qualified in early childhood development in order to teach students from birth to 8 years old.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher and would like to earn your Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, contact an admissions representative from Ottawa University today!
BS in Nursing(RN-BSN)
Earn your Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ottawa University and gain the skills and education you need to serve on the front lines of healthcare.
About Ottawa’s Bachelor of Nursing
Our RN-BSN program builds on real-world experiences in a 100 percent online learning setting to prepare registered nurses to take on new challenges in an ever-changing healthcare field. Many registered nurses who have graduated from Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or diploma programs are returning back to school to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in order to fulfill their personal and/or career goals, as well as to likely increase their overall earning potential.
There are additional outside influences that have impacted the reason many of these nurses are seeking a BSN completion educational program: national organizations such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are advocating and supporting initiatives to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses at the patient’s bedside. This is being heard by many health care-related facilities, including hospital employers.
Career Outlook for Nursing
Earning a BSN degree will not only assist you with opening the door to your future career opportunities, but may serve to satisfy your current employer’s organizational objectives, and ultimately the overall profession’s goals for obtaining a higher educated nursing work force. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree was $70,000 annually in 2017. This area is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026.
MS in Nursing(MSN)
Earn your graduate degree in nursing online at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to improve patient care quality and your career options.
About Ottawa’s 100% Online MSN Nursing Degree Program
Ottawa University’s Master of Science in Nursing degree program lets you customize your education with your choice of two nursing track options: nurse educator specialization or nurse leadership specialization. Depending on which track you choose, you’ll learn how to advance your career with courses covering teaching strategies, curriculum design and instructional technology … or systems management, business concepts and legal and ethical issues.
Either way, you’ll gain the tools you need to take your place as a nursing educator or nursing leader within your organization and community.
Nursing Career Outlook
With the projected shortage of RNs in concert with the aging population, the demand for well-trained nurse educators and nursing leaders is projected to continue to experience rapid growth. According to the American Nurses Association Fast Facts report (2014), 79,659 qualified applicants were turned away from nursing baccalaureate and graduate programs in 2012 alone due to high nursing faculty vacancy rates.
In addition, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 15% growth in registered nursing professionals by 2026. (And, with 2017 median annual salaries of $70,000, these positions pay pretty well, too.) This increase will place a larger emphasis on nurses who are prepared for leadership roles. Ottawa University’s MSN program addresses this growing need within the nursing profession as well as the healthcare industry as a whole.
Education and Qualifications
This MSN program is designed for the registered nurse who has graduated from an accredited program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A current, unrestricted RN license (obtained in the U.S.) is required, in addition to:
Human ResourcesBA + MA
Earn your human resources degree at Ottawa University and master the skills you’ll need to take a leadership position in benefits, recruiting, or training for your organizations HR team.
About Ottawa’s Online Human Resources Degree
Every organization — whether it’s local government … a private corporation … or a non-profit charity — needs a vital HR team of professionals to attract, retain, train and manage employee benefits and programs. At Ottawa University, our online human resources degree program can help you be a vital part of that team. This bachelor’s program is designed to help you increase your human resources skills to positively impact the lives of others.
If you're interested in a rewarding human resources career path, this is the right human resources degree for you, giving you several career-relevant concentrations to choose from, including:
Human resource planning is essential to keeping employees happy while effective human resource recruitment is necessary for keeping the organization running at peak efficiency. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment in the HR department for organizations to experience steady growth over the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment for human resources management careers to grow faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in part to legislation and court rulings setting standards in various areas. Rising health care costs should also spur demand for specialists to develop creative compensation and benefits packages that firms can offer prospective employees.
Both Ottawa University’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and Master of Arts in Human Resources fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, only 252 programs in 201 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, to help the Society define HR education standards taught in university business schools across the nation and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
Discover the Benefits of Earning an Online Human Resources Degree with Ottawa University
BA in Psychology
Earn your psychology degree online at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to prepare for a number of career opportunities in the field of mental health, business, and public service.
About Ottawa’s Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Program
Psychology is the study of human behavior. As you pursue your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, you will develop the tools you need to understand others and provide mental health care. This major gives you a foundation in human physiological, mental, intellectual, personal and social development, preparing you for any number of careers in the public or private sectors.
In this bachelor of arts degree program, you will develop critical-thinking skills and the ability to analyze and integrate information from other disciplines and apply it to the field of psychology. A psychology major partners well with your other liberal arts courses and enhances your ethical thinking, self-awareness and empathy within a global perspective. A communication concentration for your psychology degree program is also available.
Career Opportunities in Psychology
Upon completion of the online psychology degree, many students choose to further their education with a master’s or law degree. Others can pursue educationally relevant careers, including:
Discover the Benefits of Ottawa University
Generous credit transfer policy – Save time and cost with Ottawa University’s generous credit transfer policy that honors past experience – up to 80 credit hours
Rich, established history – For almost 150 years, Ottawa University has educated students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal growth and significance. Today, we remain an inclusive learning community grounded in faith and focused on the career needs of the future
Life-friendly online learning options – At Ottawa University, we offer life-friendly online degree programs for working adults, military personnel and their families, or anyone looking for a flexible and convenient program that can be completed outside the classroom
A supportive learning environment – As an online student at Ottawa University, you’ll draw upon the expertise and support of faculty members who are dedicated to your success
Education Specialist (EDS) in School Psychology
Are you looking for a EDS degree program in education in Arizona where you can gain real-world knowledge through internship and practicum experiences in school psychology?
The School Psychology graduate program seeks to provide comprehensive school psychological practices in applied settings by preparing students for services in consultation, assessment and intervention services for schools and school children. Program emphasis provides tools for working in collaboration with students, teachers, parents, administrators and members of the community to promote learning in school settings. The degree program develops entry-level skills in training students to identify evidence-based practices that address cognitive, academic, and social/behavioral needs of children and youth. The School Psychology program is a State-Board-certified program and follows the requirements of the Arizona Department of Education. Students are required to complete the mandatory credit hours and hours of a practicum and internship in a school setting.
This EDS degree in School Psychology program is a blended on-campus and online program. You will take courses in behavioral methods and interventions, child and adolescent development, special education law, and more. Our instructors are dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment where your individual needs are addressed.
If you’re interested in earning your EDS degree in Education with the specialization in School Psychology, consider choosing Ottawa University. We’re here to help you advance in your career.
After graduation, you will have developed the educational psychology skills and knowledge necessary to:
This program completion is designed to meet the school guidance counseling requirements for school psychology certification in Arizona. Upon completion of the program, you can be qualified for school psychology careers, including:
Important to note: The school psychology will follow the requirements of the Arizona Department of Education. Students are required to complete the required credit hours and hours of an internship in a school setting. The EDS with a concentration in School Psychology will prepare candidates to facilitate the educational, social and emotional development of children and adolescents in school settings.
BS in Business Administration
Earn your business administration degree at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to lead administrative teams at every level to help your organization succeed.
About Ottawa’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree
Private industry, public institutions, for-profits, non-profits — every organization needs an administrative function, one that maintains a clear vision for success, to help them reach their goals. If you’re interested in a career in business, consider the business administration degree program at Ottawa University. Courses for the business administration major integrate a broad range of theories, concepts and practices through the study of finance, economics, law, ethics, marketing, human resources, management and organizational behavior.
As a student of this bachelor’s in business administration degree program, you’ll analyze and evaluate business systems in terms of their efficiency, productivity, profit and services and explore the challenges and opportunities facing existing companies and new ventures.
Career Opportunities in Business
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in business administration degree, you’ll have the skill set you need to pursue career paths like: